I completed a 500hr certification in 2013 and have 4 years teaching experience. I'm completing another 200hr Ashtanga inspired teacher training at the moment. Right now I teach in 4 different locations for 4 different purposes, which I believe makes me diverse and adaptable as far as teaching different styles goes.
I teach at De La Sol Yoga studios (which has 2 locations in Hamilton). I also teach at Mcmaster to undergraduate students for a research study. I also taughgt a few classes this past school year at Hillfield high school to kids. And lastly, I teach at Men's Addiction Services Hamilton (MASH) to men with substance abuse disorders.
My favourite style of yoga to teach is unique to me, with elements of my Vipassana meditation coming through into my teaching. I am however very flexible and can modify my teaching to suit the needs of the clients taking the classes. I teach a range from yin, yin yang, intro classes, hatha, vinyasa flow, slow flow, and power yoga.
I'm involved in yoga research as well. Last year I completed a research project on Yoga for people with Eating Disorders, and we found very promising effects in terms of less depression, disordered eating symptoms, and more mindfulness skills.
This year I am in the process of completing another research project teaching yoga at MASH. We've found significant reductions in depression, anxiety, stress, and drug cravings along with a slight improvement in mindfulness skills. We (my research partners and I) hope to publish these results in scientific journals.
You can see my website for some more information, which is in the process of being developed.